Girondins-Bordeaux of France winger, Samuel Kalu is set to go for another medical test in the coming hours, as he seeks to get confirmation of his recovery from coronavirus, megasportsarena.com gathered.
Kalu was reportedly diagnosed with the highly-infectious respiratory disease last week and the confirmation was made public at the weekend, but his club have now disclosed that the Super Eagles’ youngster will receive another test, which they hope will come out negative.
The statement from Bordeaux also noted that results of the fresh test will help them to formally ascertain Kalu’s availability and level of readiness to resume training with the club on Tuesday, as he would be cleared to join the squad only if his COVID-19 status turns negative.
A report by football365.fr added that Bordeaux regrouped at the Dinard training base in Ille-et-Vilaine without Kalu, who had to be granted an extended break after his delayed return from Nigeria and he became the second Super Eagles star to contract the disease after Racing Genk of Belgium striker, Paul Ebere Onuachu.
Kalu quickly went for quarantine on his arrival back in France, after a report from AFP confirmed that he was the player that had earlier been announced to have contracted COVID-19, when the administrative office at Bordeaux first issued a veiled statement about the development on July 6th.
Consequently, the 22-year-old Kalu has missed all of the team’s training sessions since they opened camp and he is sure to miss a couple of the club’s pre-season games, which could be a huge blow to the season plans for the versatile lad, who struggled for form last season.
Bordeaux explained that Kalu’s COVID-19 infection had initially been concealed due to terms of medical confidentiality, but they ensured that the former SK Trencin of Slovakia and KAA Gent of Belgium star was immediately isolated and placed in quarantine.